Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Explore the islands of South Georgia and the Falklands, and cruise the Antarctic Peninsula

This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll experience a great diversity of landscapes and unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities. Join us for the quintessential Antarctic experience for polar travellers!

Highlights

  • Journey through the historic Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, looking out for rare birdlife and whales with the help of your expedition team

  • Most people will never get the chance to see the snowy mountains, icebergs and glaciers of the Great White Continent. Explore the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula from multiple perspectives on daily excursions

  • The Antarctic Peninsula is teeming with marine and birdlife. Get up close to minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins on regular Zodiac cruises and landings

  • Discover the remote landscapes, wildlife and rich history of South Georgia and the Falklands Islands

  • Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping are available on selected voyages and offer unforgettable adventures. Book early, as these sell out fast

Is this trip right for you?

  • Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.

  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.

  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.

  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The on-board library and educational lectures are ideal ways for keeping entertained.

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia - Embarkation Day

Day 3: At Sea

Days 4-5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Days 6-7: At Sea

Days 8-11: South Georgia

Days 12-13: At Sea

Days 14-17: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 18-19: Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 20: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Please note: Prices shown based on 05 Jan 2019 departure in a triple share cabin.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person triple share

20 days from

$19,320*

Includes

  • Accommodation - Expedition Voyage, Comfortable hotel
  • Transport - Expedition cruise ship, Zodiac
  • Meals: 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners

Bonus

Earn 3,500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on all tours over $1,000

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